With this weekends "Free Fishing Weekend" scheduled, some the warmer temperatures have definitely melted a lot of the snow away and may have even compromised some of the integrity of the ice on Michigan's inland lakes.

So if you're heading out, please use extra caution and look for possible thin or unsafe ice. Be aware of slush and spider web looking ice. Even remaining snow could create trap door scenarios and unsafe ice underneath.

Always take safety precautions and NEVER go alone. Enjoy the great ice fishing experience!